San Diego based Company Celebrates the Economic Empowerment of Women in Developing Countries

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Songa Designs International Introduces Accessories Handcrafted by Women in Rwanda

Songa Designs International, an accessories line made by under-resourced women in Rwanda in East Africa to create economic independence, today announced the launch of its collection.

Founded by Sarah Sternberg, the handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts and other specialty accessories, are entirely constructed and produced in Rwanda using local, natural materials.

“We believe in supporting all women and our accessories are the link between supporting a cause, yet also expressing your own style and personality,” said Sarah Sternberg, founder of Songa Designs International. “Our ultimate goal at Songa is to highlight the powerful stories of Rwandan women in an effort to support their journey toward financial liberation.”

Songa, meaning ‘the path forward’ in Swahili, is synonymous with the company’s mission. Crafted with fair trade principles in mind, Songa Designs International provides women in Rwanda with the opportunity to make their own income using special skills they acquired from a young age, moving them forward on their road to financial independence.

All of Songa’s artisanal goods are environmentally friendly, and created with all-natural, locally sourcedmaterials including banana leaf fiber, sisal plant, pewter metal, recycled local fabric and paper beads, re-purposed cow horn and seed beads.

The collection of jewelry and accessories is priced between $16 and $98 MSRP, and is available online at